Research shapes policy: but the dynamics are subtle

Foy, R., Locock, L., Purdy, S., O'Donnell, C. , Gray, N., Doran, T. and Davies, H. (2013) Research shapes policy: but the dynamics are subtle. Public Money and Management, 33(1), pp. 9-14. (doi:10.1080/09540962.2013.744869)

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Abstract

Major policy initiatives such as the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) in the national contract for UK general practitioners might variably be informed by evidence at their inception, implementation and subsequent evolution. But what evidence gets admitted into these policy debates—and what is left out? Using QOF as an example, this article demonstrates what an analysis of the relationship between policy and the associated research can tell us about the underlying policy assumptions and about the role of evidence in policy debates.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Foy, R., Locock, L., Purdy, S., O'Donnell, C., Gray, N., Doran, T., and Davies, H. (2013) Research shapes policy: but the dynamics are subtle. Public Money and Management, 33 (1). pp. 9-14. ISSN 0954-0962, Copyright © 2013 The Authors, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09540962.2013.744869
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:O'Donnell, Professor Catherine
Authors: Foy, R., Locock, L., Purdy, S., O'Donnell, C., Gray, N., Doran, T., and Davies, H.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > General Practice and Primary Care
Journal Name:Public Money and Management
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:0954-0962
ISSN (Online):1467-9302
Published Online:14 November 2012
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2013 The Authors
First Published:First published in Public Money and Management 33(1):9-14
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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